Aisling D'Art
My hand-drawn icon from around 1998.

This site is about mixed media art, including art journaling, scrapbooking, drawing, painting, coloring pages, decorating, torn paper collage, digital art, and…

Well, you get the idea.  Lots of creativity.

I’m Aisling D’Art*, and this website – Aisling.net – has been online since practically forever.

Okay, it started at GeoCities’ Soho community, back in the Stone Age of the ye olde Interwebs.

My earliest online works were paintings of sunrises, and my torn-paper collages. (I need to put those journals online again. They’re here… somewhere.)

Since then, I’ve written hundreds of articles here, mostly how-to ideas with some examples. All of my articles are about making art (mostly related to art journaling) and living a creative life.

For 2020, I decided to reorganize this site and relaunch it. But, even with others’ help, it seemed too daunting.

Then, on my (September) birthday, I realized: As the slogan says, just do it.

Short-term, I’m shuffling a bunch of articles, including several from earlier in 2020, when I considered focusing on my coloring books & other printed projects.

I’m also integrating articles from ArtistsJournals.com, because… well, I’m still not sure why I decided to spin-off that topic. I mean, art journaling has been central to most of my personal art.

In general, this site has always been my main digital “home,” and I kind of love it that I can return here and – within seconds – I’m smiling. A lot.

I’m kind of excited about re-energizing this site for you to enjoy even more. I hope you’ll enjoy it here, too.

*My real name is Eibhlin. In addition to my art journaling and mixed-media art, I’m a fine artist and I write light romance novellas. The reason I launched this site as “Aisling D’Art” was because – in the early days of the Internet – not many women were online. Many of us chose pen names to protect our privacy, so I became “Aisling,” which references Irish history… and it’s a popular name among my County Cork cousins, as well, though I didn’t realize it at the time.

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